What a success our first Early Years Concert was! Earlier in the term, the c…
Extra Curricular Activities
There are several clubs available for children in Years 1 and 2. The current options are French, tennis, judo, arts and crafts, dance, netball and football (which changes to athletics during the summer term). Children in Reception can take part in dance and athletics. There is an additional charge for these clubs which usually run from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Netball currently takes place before school and Judo is held at lunchtime.
Children in Years 1 and 2 can also enjoy 1:1 music or dance lessons. These lessons tend to take place in the children’s breaks, or before or after school, so that individuals do not miss timetabled lessons.
Ducklings After School Club caters for three-year-olds in Nursery and children in Reception, Years 1 and 2. This takes place every day from 3.30pm to 6.00pm and is run by a team of energetic and caring staff. The children are given a snack and are then able to enjoy a range of activities, from quietly reading a favourite book to creative pursuits and outdoor play. There is a daily charge for the session which does need to be booked in advance. We also offer a complimentary early morning club, starting at 8am, for anyone wanting to drop their children off before 8.15.
Trips and Excursions
Trips are an ideal way to ensure that every child’s learning experience extends beyond the classroom, and they also support different aspects of the curriculum. Each year group has the opportunity to visit local places of interest that are linked to topics being studied at school.
Previous trips have included Nursery visiting Bucklebury Farm and Reception exploring The Story Museum as part of their topic on ‘Books we love’. Year 1 go to Steam Museum to find out how transport has changed over time, whilst Year 2 visit Windsor Castle as part of their topic on Knights and Castles. They have also visited The Living Rainforest to add to their learning experiences in their ‘Rainforest’ topic.
Throughout the term, visitors are also invited into Elstree to talk to the Pre-Prep children about their jobs or topics that are being studied. These assemblies and workshops are often very hands on and wonderful learning experiences.